Are you a white person who isn’t happy with the way that President Barack Obama has handled the country? Well, then Barack would like to know why you’re not giving him enough credit, you racist!
That’s at least the implicit message of an unhinged, racist address our country’s chief executive gave Thursday in Elkhart County, Indiana. In it, he decried Republicans campaigning against “welfare queens” and talking about “makers and takers.”
“Their basic message is anti-government, anti-immigrant, anti-trade, and let’s face it — it’s anti-change,” Obama said, according to Breitbart.
“What they are saying just isn’t true,” said Obama, failing to provide any evidence for his claims (you know, like the workforce participation being at record hi … oh wait, whoops. Never mind).
Because of conservative radio and the right, Obama argued, “White Americans think that reverse discrimination is as big a problem as discrimination against minorities.”
His argument to back up his racist assertion was that black unemployment was twice as high as white unemployment and that Hispanic women earn 55 cents to the dollar that every white man earns. Without taking apart those dubious numbers, it’s worth pointing out that he fell into the old liberal trap of believing equality of opportunity is not enough: We need equality of outcomes, no matter what the cost.
“It’s the story that is broadcast every day on some cable news stations, on right wing radio it’s pumped into cars and bars and VFW halls all across America and right here in Elkhart,” he said. “If you’re hearing that story all the time, you start believing it. It’s no wonder people start thinking big government is the problem.”
It’s a wonder nobody in Obama’s staff noted the sickeningly condescending aspect of his phraseology. It’s as if he were telling the beleaguered working class, “You guys just don’t know how good you have it, do you? Jeez.”
I also like how he assumes right wing radio is being pumped into “VFW halls across America.” It’s as if his stereotypes weren’t on display enough, so he decided to go all in.
But here’s the coup de grace from the president’s racist screed: “The one thing I can promise you is if we turn against each other based on divisions of race and religion — if we fall for a bunch of okey-doke just because it sounds funny or the tweets are provocative, then we’re not going to build on the progress we started.”
If cognitive dissonance were a nuclear weapon, that statement would have been an extinction-level event.
After spending minutes haranguing white people and conservatives and sounding vaguely like he holds views about race from somewhere circa Berkeley in 1965, he then went on to tell the audience that if we were to turn against each other based on our division, we were not going to build on the “progress” we (read: he) started.
I don’t even need to say anything about that. It’s such a brilliant display of Obama’s hubris in so few words that I can just merely reprint it and call for summary judgment.
While a lot of the media reported on Obama losing it — mostly to chastise the right — few if any reported on the racist nature of his remarks. Meanwhile, anyone tuning in to CNN this afternoon can expect a three-hour panel discussion on whether the pulled pork sandwich Donald Trump might eat at an event today is a deliberate, bigoted affront to Muslims. Thanks, mainstream media.
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